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AMERICAN IDIOT

Ended 10 Feb 2013 after 2 days

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Rage and love all but burn up the stage in American Idiot, the thrillingly raucous and gorgeously wrought Broadway musical from Green Day.

Charles Isherwood, New York Times

Closed 10 Feb 2013

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American Idiot is on tour and hits the Providence Performing Arts Centerin Providence, RI, Ended 10 Feb 2013.

American Idiot is a one-act, through-sung stage musical. The show is an adaptation of punk rock band Green Day's concept album of the same name. Additional Green Day songs were interpolated from other sources, including 21st Century Breakdown, American Idiot b-sides, and an unreleased song called "When It's Time". The book is by Green Day's lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong and director Michael Mayer. The music is by Green Day and the lyrics are by Armstrong.

The story, expanded from that of the concept album, centers on three disaffected young men, Johnny, Will, and Tunny. Johnny and Tunny flee stifling suburbia and their parents' restrictions. The pair look for meaning in life and try out the freedom and excitement of the city.

Will stays home to work out his relationship with his pregnant girlfriend. Tunny quickly gives up on life in the city, joins the military, and is shipped off to war. Johnny finds a part of himself that he grows to dislike, has a relationship and experiences lost love.

Additonal Information

Dates

Opening night: 8 February 2013

Closing night: 10 February 2013

Audience

American idiot is suitable for audiences aged 12 and upwards (Strong language and simulated drug use).

Run time

95 minutes with no intermission.

And before you stop reading

This is not a Green Day concert - this is the stage version of American Idiot developed by Green Day and Michael Mayer. Although the band will not appear on stage, the show will definitely rock.

What You Say

21 reviews, average rating: (3.4 Stars)

Anonymous: “Amazing”

I didn't really want to see a play about Green Day, but I'm glad I did. T... more

Anonymous: “Amazing”

Absolutely amazing show from start to finish. Not suggested for kids though... more

Anonymous: “Great Show!”

Saw the show in New York two weeks after it opened. It was a very moving ex... more

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